Goddess Shankari Devi

Shankari Devi Shakti Peeth is one of the significant Ashta Dasha Shakti Peeth. Here Goddess Sati’s crotch had fallen. Goddess Sati is loved as Goddess Shankari Devi and Lord Shiva as Trikoneshwara. The sanctuary is situated in Trimkomali, or Trincomalee on the eastern bank of Sri Lanka. The spot Trincomalee implies a triangular formed slope (Tri-cona-malee or malai). The sanctuary is very much associated by streets. There is likewise a Kali sanctuary which individuals visit enroute to Shankari Devi sanctuary.

 Shankari Devi sanctuary is situated on a slope top. Trikoneshwara sanctuary is an antiquated sanctuary committed to Lord Shiva. “Ravana Palace” is the other name for the slope on which Lord Trikoneshwara sanctuary is arranged. Trikoneshwara sanctuary is one of the significant sanctuaries for Lord Shiva and the staying three are: Kaneeswaram, Muneeswaram and Galle.

The god was loved over 2500 years prior, even before Prince Vijay one of the principal Kings who is said to have arrived in Sri Lanka during 300 BC. The Trikoneshwara sanctuary at its stature of magnificence was perhaps the most extravagant sanctuary in the South. The old Shiva sanctuary was an enormous structure on the stone. As indicated by Archeological and scholarly proof, there were at any rate three sanctuaries on the slope top. The Gopurams of the sanctuaries were taller than each other and the tallest gopuram administering the Indian Ocean, had the fundamental god. The fundamental sanctuary itself was an immense structure with about 1000 columns supporting the gigantic lobby and numerous little mandapams.

How An Ancestors Worshipping Goddess Shankari Devi

Pallava, Chola and Pandya rulers have made critical commitments for the upkeep of the Shankari and Trikoneshwara sanctuaries. The Portuguese attacked Sri Lanka in fifteenth Century. The Portuguese Catholic Colonists wrecked a few spots of love including that of (Muslims and Buddhists) in and around the island of Sri Lanka after 1505 AD. On the Tamil New Year day-fourteenth April 1624, the symbols were taken on a parade to the town, during which, the Portuguese entered the Trikoneshwara sanctuary in the appearance of ministers and looted the sanctuary of its resources. The Portuguese gun balled the highest point of the sanctuary from their boat. Instead of the sanctuary is a solitary column. The sanctuary was decimated and its materials were utilized in the development of the Fort Frederick close by. The gods of Shankari Devi and Trikoneshwara were covered up in a silted well to spare them from the attack of Portuguese intrusion. The icons were recuperated from a well in Trinco after autonomy of Sri Lanka in 1948. Kulakottan, the Chola ruler from South India redesigned the Koneshwara sanctuary. A portion of the Buddhist Kings additionally kept up the sanctuary aside from the Buddhist King Mahasena who devastated the sanctuary and fabricated a Dagoba in its place.

A portion of the curios of the decimated sanctuary are kept in the Lisbon Museum. There is likewise a stone engraving by Kulakottan with a double fish image, with a prescience that the land, after 1500 AD will be administered by individuals with an alternate eye shading for a long time and afterward the previous rulers will find a workable pace land-Vadugus. Tricomalee was consequently administered by the Dutch for a long time and afterward by Vadugus and by the French, till the British caught Sri Lanka in 1795. In 1689, a little sanctuary was manufactured close by to keep the symbols which were protected. No love was took into account the divinities. Afterward, a sanctuary in 1952 was worked for Trikoneshwara.

 Significance Of Shankari Devi

The present Trikoneshwara sanctuary is found contiguous little Shankari Devi sanctuary worked in 1952 by some neighborhood Tamil Hindu individuals, following a hole of 450 years. There is additionally the consecrated Bilva tree at the edge of the precipice roosted on the Indian Ocean. The view from the slope top is invigorating and marvelous. Trikoneshwara sanctuary is worked by Sage Agasthya from the guidelines of Lord Shiva, who was intrigued by Demon King Ravana’s commitment. This sanctuary is one of a kind, as the sanctuary is worked by the Lord for his bhaktha. (enthusiast). Different gods encompassing the fundamental god Trikoneshwara incorporate, Lord Ganesha, Lord Subramaniya and different divinities. Goddess Shankari is adored as Mathumai Ambal.


  • Abundance of riches and flourishing.
  • Removes deterrent throughout everyday life.
  • Triumph over enemies.
  • Blesses material wealth, and addition otherworldly vitality.
  • Removes stink eye, clashes and parts.